World Habitat Day

Migrants Driving Cities' Development Agenda - the Importance of Including Migration in Urban Planning

Where people chose to live is a fundamental decision that influences all aspects of their lives. More than ever before in human history, people are choosing to live in cities, where almost all growth in the world population - another 2.5 billion (UN Habitat, 2014) - is expected to take place over the next few decades.

100 Resilient Cities Initiative

100 Resilient Cities is an innovative project, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, seeking to select and work with 100 member cities in order to help them confront the increasing number of shock and stresses that challenge an ever-more urbanized world.

Habitat III

Urbanization is a growing trend, with the world’s urban population projected to rise from 54% now to 66% by 2050 (UNDESA 2014). As a consequence of this urban expansion, urban land area is expected to triple between 2000 and 2030 - an enormous challenge and opportunity from the perspective of crisis response, climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk management (DRM) and development.